Portrait by Patrick Cline


It might be the stitching on a jacket reimagined as the edge of a drapery panel or an exposed zipper on a dress transformed into the slipcover on a chair. If there’s a way to translate couture fashion to interior design, Eileen will find it. Her fashion-forward sensibilities are unmistakable as soon as one crosses the threshold into her design atelier. Though she often finds inspiration through nature, music, museums and her insatiable wanderlust, she can mostly be found tearing out pages of fashion magazines, searching for unusual color combinations and intriguing pattern mixes. Inspired by the artist within, Eileen draws from a blend of artistic intuition and formal education, including studies at Rhode Island School of Design, Parsons School of Design and the American College in Paris. She remains active in the local design and arts scene as a board member of the Huntington Arts Council, as an Allied Member of ASID, and as a member of both The Decorators Club and The National Arts Club. With two fabric lines for Duralee under her Hermès belt, Eileen and her happy-hued color philosophy are weaving a tapestry of well-dressed interiors fit for the most discerning clientele.